Infinitis Q50 Eau Rouge concept

Infiniti's Q50 Eau Rouge concept

Infiniti is to show its Q50 Eau Rouge concept, representing its design vision for high-performance products, at the upcoming Detroit Motor Show.

Infiniti has also revealed the first image of the car, which it says is based on Infiniti's Q50 premium sports saloon, drawing inspiration for aerodynamic design from the technical collaboration between Infiniti and Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

Major bodywork components have been redesigned with aerodynamics in mind and manufactured carbon fibre; Q50 Eau Rouge is lower and wider - only the roof and door profiles remain unchanged - from the production Q50.

The Infiniti design team, led by Executive Design Director Alfonso Albaisa, was influenced by the aerodynamic styling approach taken by their colleagues at Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

"From our shared passion for performance with Infiniti Red Bull Racing grew a collective desire to produce a vision of what a high-performance Infiniti Q50 could look like," said Albaisa.

"The design has a number of distinctive Formula One inspired touches. In particular, the sculpted front wing assembly and the rear aerodynamic packaging take their cues from the RB9 race car," added Albaisa.